WoRMS name details

Hexabranchus marginatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)

220382  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220382)

 unaccepted
Species
marine, terrestrial
Description Spanish Dancer Up to 40 cm long (larger in South Africa). A relatively common and distinctive species with a white, red and...  
Description Spanish Dancer Up to 40 cm long (larger in South Africa). A relatively common and distinctive species with a white, red and orange pattern. They lay large, pink, spiralled ribbons of eggs. Feed mainly on sponges, and incorporate sponge toxins into their skin as well as into their egg masses. Habitat: diverse, among shallow coral reefs, often swimming. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. N.B. many synonyms exist for species which differ in colour and are geographically separated. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Hexabranchus marginatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220382 on 2018-04-24
Date
action
by
1998-09-02 09:02:48Z
created
1998-09-02 12:30:17Z
changed
2010-11-30 15:31:42Z
changed
2013-06-27 07:56:36Z
changed

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basis of record Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Valdés Á. (2002). How many species of Hexabranchus (Opisthobranchia: Dorididae) are there ?. Molluscan Research. 22(3): 289-301., available online at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=MR02012.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Spanish Dancer Up to 40 cm long (larger in South Africa). A relatively common and distinctive species with a white, red and orange pattern. They lay large, pink, spiralled ribbons of eggs. Feed mainly on sponges, and incorporate sponge toxins into their skin as well as into their egg masses. Habitat: diverse, among shallow coral reefs, often swimming. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. N.B. many synonyms exist for species which differ in colour and are geographically separated. [details]